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Old Leghumper - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Old LeghumperOld Leghumper

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very good

672 Ratings

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhoadsrage on 01-16-2006)
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Photo of dtivp

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very dark brown with a large over two finger foamy tan head with long retention that fades slowy into a half a finger head with heavy lacing.

Aroma of burnt coffee, dark roasted malt and smoke.

Taste follows the nose with a strong bitter old dark coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and a very slight hint of molasses.

Mouth Feel was medium body, very dry with a bitter after taste.

Overall this was not a well balanced porter, very dry, very dry with a strong bitterness. A little more sweetness would have balanced this beer very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 21:05:02 | More by dtivp
Photo of Kleez


3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good dark porter. One of my favorites, but not the best. Has a good taste bit of a bitter bight on the end of it. depends what your into when looking at American porters, but its not a real heavy thick beer in my experience. But it has a distinct taste

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 02:35:28 | More by Kleez
Photo of bum732


4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Sharp, roasted malt, touch of caramel sweetness, some hoppiness, but faint overall.

L: Very dark brown, cappucino colored head, creamy that dissipates slightly. Good lacing.

T: Dry, roasty malt with a touch of coffee sweetness. Medium, slightly spicy bitterness leading to a dry, slightly charred roastiness.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation, slightly creamy body.

Roasty and quite dry, bitterness keeps everything in check. Simple, but balanced robust porter, enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 01:34:46 | More by bum732
Photo of andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. There is a nice half inch light tan head atop an amber black body. There is good head retention and slightly sticky lacing.

The aroma has nice toffee and coffee. It is slightly sweet with a bit of molasses.

The taste is full of bitter coffee and roast flavors. The finish is crisp and dry, leaving a slightly sweet aftertaste of toffee.

This is light to medium in body, with good lively carbonation.

A solid offering that is sure to please coffee fans.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 03:58:30 | More by andrewinski1
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black as night with a rich tan colored head that reached a height of at least two inches before settling down to a respectable inch of head that did not go away. Lots of chocolate and coffee leading the way here. Hints of molasses as well. Huge flavor here, maybe the best tasting porter I have come across. Lots of cocoa and chocolate, rich, huge flavor with a smooth creaminess that was second to none in my eyes. Really fantastic balance here as the chocolate really starts to come out as it warms. Lots of flavor here with a ton of mellow notes that were just all over the place

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 03:56:27 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of lurpy1


3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great name. Why can I not give bonus points for the name?

Pours deep brown with some mahagony tinge. Smell is predominatly roasted chocolate, kind of smoky. Similar tastes prevail on the palate. Good, but I would have liked a more pronounced flavor and maybe a bit more malt. Slightly on the thin side for the style.

Good beer, recommended, although I do feel I've had better porters.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 16:27:47 | More by lurpy1
Photo of DrDemento456


3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Starts off great with an almost pitch black color and a half an inch of mocha colored head that has great lacing.

S - Another plus this smells of roast, maybe a bit of smoke, and some coffee and chocolate aroma's

T - Starts off innocent enough, tastes of slight ashy roast-ness and a bit of coffee and then it gets dry with the chocolate. Like really dry. So dry it sticks on the palate and almost makes you kind of gag. I didn't enjoy it that much.

M - Medium bodied for sure but I could never get over how dry this is.

Overall I will not buy this again since I can think of way more balanced porters that are less dry. I guess I can't love every beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 03:34:48 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of powellmg


4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served @ 45F in a pint glass.

Very black with an off-white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma was strongly of coffee, maybe some dark chocolate; not very pronounced but still pleasant and rich. Taste was also of coffee with a slight sweetness. In fact, if it didn't have the warmth of alcohol behind it, it would have tasted very similar to a good, dark cup of coffee. Faint cardboard taste in the finish. Medium body, moderate-high carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 01:16:58 | More by powellmg
Photo of PDXHops

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Original 12 ounce bottle was received from Ryan011235 and poured into a Duvel tulip. Thirsty Dog is now distributed here and has several solid brews, including Old Leghumper.

Cola brown with mahogany highlights. Creamy tan head with nice retention and plentiful streaky lacing. A pleasing balance of roasted and chocolate aromas, heavier on the roasted end of things. Flavors are bolder than anticipated. In particular, acrid burnt malt and earthy hops are surprising, but not at all out of place. Sweet chocolate and a touch of citrus develop midswallow. Things are quite dry and roasty at the swallow,though. Long satisfying roasty finish. Very enjoyable porter here.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 18:38:28 | More by PDXHops
Photo of vande


4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up, single bottle only, a little while back in Michigan.

A: Dark, deep brown on the verge of being black.

S: Roasty & chocolaty. Bit of nuttiness, but this definitely is keen on the sweetness!

T: Very good. Follows the nose, and is it warms up, it tends to open and show more of itself.

M: Medium to light bodied.

O: One of the better porters out there. I searched it out, simply for the name. Yet, the beer within was most definitely a hidden prize.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 03:52:49 | More by vande
Photo of bayougutter


3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend brought this back from a trip to Ohio, thanks BB. Poured the darkest of browns with rudy highlights when held to light. Nice two inch khaki head with and aggressive pour.

Roasted malt are the predominate smell, then sweeter malts and coffee come through. A little earthy peat aroma as well.

Taste is the roasted and sweet malts together, a little smokey earthiness, with a little coffee at the finish. A little sweeter than I thought I liked, but I liked this one.

The mouthfeel was just right for a porter with a good coating of the palate without being too thick for a porter.

Overall a well done porter. Worthy of a visit and a job well done Thirtydog.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 14:54:56 | More by bayougutter
Photo of RickS95


3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, but nothing resembling black. A bit darker than cola, more like root beer. A finger of off white head that really sticks to the side of the glass.

Smoke and chocolate from the roasted chocolate malt is the dominant smell.

Unfortunately, those smells don't come through in the taste. There is a smokey, woody flavor from the hops, but nothing else stands out.

I'm undecided on the mouthfeel. Based solely on the smell, I expected something a bit sweet, but this is mostly bitter with a watered down feel to it. Despite above average ABV, there is no heat and the beer is a bit flat.

What started off so promising fell flat when it mattered most. An ok beer to try once, but when my six pack is over I'll look forward to something different.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 04:45:34 | More by RickS95
Photo of divineaudio


3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pint glass, no freshness date. from notes.

pours dark brown with red highlights. gave me a pinky of tan foam that calmed to a lasting film. spotty lacing.

smell is roasted malt with a lot of chocolate and a slight earthy presence.

taste is roasty and toasty with some milk chocolate notes. has just enough hop bitterness to balance the malts before finishing sweet like a cola.

feel is medium with adequate carbonation.

pretty drinkable, but nothing special. seems to fit the style. i have a hard time believing this is a gold medal winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 00:10:40 | More by divineaudio
Photo of Jishguy


3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured a solid black body with a one finger head that dissipated rather quickly. Decent lacing along the glass

S- Sweet malts, chocolate, molasses, a hint of coffee and hazelnut.

T- More of a roasted character than noted in the aroma. Roasted malts, followed by the aforementioned chocolate and molasses. There is a slight tanginess to the aftertaste. I can't quite pinpoint it.

M- Very creamy and full. Just as a robust porter should be.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 05:29:25 | More by Jishguy
Photo of readbaron


4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

While pouring, this one looks clear and dark brown. After filling up my palm tulip it's nearly black with two fingers of frothy tan foam that slowly fades to an ting and leaves decent lacing behind.

Smells very good - potent with dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate that fades into a pleasant dark, bready aroma.

Taste follows the nose - more malty/bready than sweet, but the sweetness is definitely there as well. Richer than I would have thought from the abv and looks while pouring. One of the more robust porters I've had.

Feel is thicker than I would have thought from the pour. Also, just a tad to much carbonation.

Overall - an excellent beer. More of a slow sipper than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 05:01:40 | More by readbaron
Photo of mjgooner13

New York

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a very dark brown with slight hints of red on the sides...2 finger froathy mocha colored head....mixture of small and big bubbles...leaves behind a little lacing as i drink

S-Get the chocolate in the nose along with some smoke and wood...slight hints of vanilla

T- getting some nice chocolate malt flavors followed by some slight bitterness. Very slight smoke tastes and i was hoping for it to be more prominant but oh well

M- Med bodied beer and its pretty smooth and not too rich. Doesn't coat the mouth as much as would like it to. Carbonation is probably where it needs to be.

O- Not a bad beer, I was hoping for the wood flavors to stand out more in the taste like i got in the nose but the bitterness was a pleasant surprise. An enjoyable porter, but i've better.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 00:53:34 | More by mjgooner13
Photo of HuskyinPDX


3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark cola brown with a tan head. Some minor lacing left on the glass.

S - Roasted malts, chocolate.

T - Mild coffee, bitter chocolate, but it is faint.

D - Prettybthin for a porter, ok carbonation.

O - Easy drinking, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 04:48:40 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of Tone


3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of coffee, hint of oatmeal, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, hops, sweet malt, slight coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, a good aroma, body, and blend.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 22:40:34 | More by Tone
Photo of stckhndlr


3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with some brick red undertones and a huge tan head the color of coffee ice cream.

Smells of malty chocolate and some caramel.

Taste has a malty chocolate and coffee. Strong dry bitterness on the finish.

kind of light body. nothing like what I expected.

not bad overall, It's an ok porter but there is just something lacking for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 02:47:20 | More by stckhndlr
Photo of warnerry


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown/black with one finger of head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Aroma is nice chocolate, very malt-forward.

Taste is dominated by earthy roasted malts, with chocolate malts present but taking a definite backseat. Nice clean flavor, if slightly thin.

Mouthfeel is pretty light, even a bit thin, but not too watery.

Overall, this is pretty good, though the thin mouthfeel knocks it well below Founder's porter. Pretty solid overall, and paired nicely with some acorn squash.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 22:25:41 | More by warnerry
Photo of bpw28

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Finger tan head, Dark Brown center with big Ruby border (about a 33 SRM), good lacing

Nose: Strong Dark Chocolate, Caramel, Toffee, Vanilla, Burnt Malt, Maple, Charred Wood, Whiskey, Molasses, Tobacco

Taste: Strong Malt, Chocolate, Coffee, Smooth, Nutty, Lacks body, Fig, Whiskey, Peppery, bitterness on this is more of a coffee bitterness.

Final Thoughts: Pretty good beer. I'd like it to have a fully mouthfeeling, but a great beer.

Food Pairing: Beef, BBQ, Dense Desserts, Stews, Ham, Smoked Meats, Goat Cheese, Gouda

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 16:41:27 | More by bpw28
Photo of BeerCon5


4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown, almost black with about two fingers of off-white fluffy head.

The scent is of roasted malt and coffee.

The taste is of roasted malt, burnt coffee, some notes of chocolate.

Full bodied, smooth and creamy, low to moderate carbonation.

This was a good porter, nice full flavor and pretty easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 13:35:48 | More by BeerCon5
Photo of ChugginOil


3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper

Another thanks to Tyler for bringing this one from Boston.

This one pours reddish-copper and settles dark brown with ruby accents. A fingers worth of off white sits briefly, dissipating fast. And yes, it does have legs.

The nose is nutty and roast but quite subtle to say the least.

The flavors are pretty nutty up front with a helping of roasty malts, leather, and tobacco. Some bitter hops are presented at the finish.

The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side but has a good amount of carbonation that rolls flavors throughout.

Overall, this basically tastes like a fundamental, old-school porter which is great. However, I wanted the tastes to shine through a bit more. B

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 05:54:19 | More by ChugginOil
Photo of n2185

North Carolina

2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with two fingers of off-white head that recedes into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Roasted malts and creamy semi-sweet chocolate. There are also some citrusy hop notes on the finish.

T: Roasted malts dominate the flavor with a lightly bitter, coffee finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation with a bit of a watery feel.

O: Overall, a pretty bland porter without much depth.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 16:42:14 | More by n2185
Photo of Vierenner


2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Seemed rather weak, certainly not robust like the label says. Foam head disappates quickly. Not as thick/rich as I expected. Smell and taste are a little sweet, but largely benign. Flavors all seem to be muted ... nothing jumps out. I've been drinking Imperial Stouts lately ... that could be my problem with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 23:42:40 | More by Vierenner
Old Leghumper from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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